Research for infection protection
Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli)

Coxiella burnetii



Curved, straight or bean-shaped: bacilli come in many variants and are widely spread.

Coxiella burnetii is a Gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacterium belonging to the family of Coxielliaceae.

The bacterium is the cause of Q fever, characterised by an atypical pneumonia. 

Transmission mainly occurs via droplets or particles in the air.

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